Here are some of the pre-screening questions you will be asked prior to your appointment and again on the day of your appointment, regarding the two week period prior to your massage.

Your honesty is hugely important and highly valued.

  1. Are you unable to wear a mask to your appointment?

  2. Have you traveled outside of Maine to an area of high concentration of COVID-19?

  3. Do you now, or have you recently had, any respiratory or flu symptoms (including chills, muscle ache, dry cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath)?

  4. Have you had a fever of 100.4°F or above?

  5. Have you recently lost your sense of taste or smell?

  6. Have you seen any new marks, rashes, spots, or lesions on your skin, or swelling or redness in any body parts?

  7. Are you unable to easily raise your heart rate through exercise or exertion? 

  8. Have you been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has these symptoms, specifically without either party wearing a face mask? 

  • At this time we can only work with healthcare workers who consistently use N95 masks and other PPE and show none of the symptoms above.  Please do not come for treatments directly from your workplace.  Please shower and wear clean clothes from home instead.  We deeply honor and thank you for the work you are doing.  

  • As stated in the video, due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and impossibility of physical distancing with massage therapy, it is not recommended to receive treatment at this time if you are in any of the high risk groups designated by the CDC for severe illness with COVID-19:  those over age 65, those with diabetes, respiratory, heart, kidney or liver conditions, those who are severely obese, and those with compromised immune systems.  

  • Though we are doing everything we can to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, ultimately you need to make your own educated choice about when to receive our treatments.  Before your treatment, please sign our liability waiver through your online profile in our scheduling system or onsite at the time of your appointment.

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  • Face coverings will be required and our waiting room will be closed.  Please park behind the building and wait in your car.  We will call or text you when we are ready to meet you at the entry door.  Please be sure to have your cell phone with you, and be prepared to have your forehead temperature taken and hands washed upon entry.

  • Cancellation fees will be waived at this time.  We ask you to please reschedule if you have any symptoms listed above and understand that we may need to refuse service at the time of your appointment if we feel you pose a health risk to others.  We may also need to cancel your appointment if your massage therapist presents with any symptoms.  Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this challenging time.

  • Lastly, the following treatments are temporarily suspended: Hot stone, visceral, couples massage and all 30 minute treatments.

For those who are not coming to Sage Wellness for treatments at this time, here are some recommendations for self-care at home:

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  • During this time of heightened stress and anxiety is it crucial to find at least 15 minutes each day to be alone and breathe.  Turn off the news, lay on a firm surface, feel supported and simply breathe deeply.  Listen to calming music, your own breathing, or the sounds of nature.

  • If you have a hard time quieting your mind, listen to  mindfulness guided meditations.  There are endless online choices for this, but we recommend Insight Timer for its huge array of free choices.

  • Don't stop moving.  Working from home can put you in some awkward positions.  Be sure to take breaks to stretch and walk.  Most of the local yoga studios are offering online classes, or check out the free Meditate and Move videos from Associated Bodywork and Movement Professionals facebook page.

  • Eat nutritional foods and reach out for herbal remedies to support your immune system with Mischa at Wild Carrot Herbs.

  • Practice gratitude by forcing yourself to look for the silver lining in your personal situation and writing it down to fully feel it.  Read Melissa's example here.

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